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Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable day

Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable day


Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:29 pm

Route description: Quinag: three Corbetts

Corbetts included on this walk: Quinag - Sail Gharbh, Quinag - Sail Gorm, Quinag - Spidean Coinich

Date walked: 29/03/2014

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 13.1 km

Ascent: 1178m

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The main day walking had arrived and all Walkhighlanders were heading off to their chosen hills in the wonderful setting of Assynt and some further afield. We six Weaselmaster, Sick Kid, Jelena, Fife Flyer, PeteR and myself had targeted the three Corbett Complex of Quinag. A couple of miles past our base at Inchnadamph we took the A894 and parked up at the large car park opposite Quinag and headed off at 0925hrs

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Our Base at Inchnadamph Bunkhouse
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Starting off on a fairly new looking path
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Soon you come to a small cairn which identifies where you walk South West towards the base of Spidean Coinich. It soon becomes much rockier and a fair bit of rock hopping is required, but in general underfoot conditions are very dry
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Looking South over Loch Assynt
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Looking South over Loch Assynt
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Looking towards the summit
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On the summit of Spidean Coinich
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Loch Assynt from the summit
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Along and down the summit ridge
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Lochan Bealach Cornaidh
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Looking ahead with the clag gradually lifting
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The second Corbett Sail Gorm away in the distance
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Although not feeling 100% Weaselmaster, not about to give up! Still a long way to go
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Summit views
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Playtime
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More play
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Ridge view
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Ridge view
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Meeting up with Fife Flyer, Jelena and PeteR on our way back from the second Corbett
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Others were to have fun on this later on in the day
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Ptarmigan the only time we saw any wildlife all day
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Alison on top of the last and third and highest Corbett Sail Gharbh
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Nearly back at the starting point in six hours after starting off
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Words cannot really describe the day, a wonderful hillwalking experience with fabulous views all around in great company, what more can anyone ask for! Just thought I'd finish off with the evening sun setting on Loch Assynt from the Bunkhouse Base, or in my case tent, fabulous day!
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby scoob999 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:58 pm

Nice one Rod :D

Good to meet you briefly on the hill, hopefully get a walk with you soon :D
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby The Rodmiester » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:07 pm

scoob999 wrote:Nice one Rod :D

Good to meet you briefly on the hill, hopefully get a walk with you soon :D


I look forward to that Stuart! :D
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby rockhopper » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:43 pm

That looked very enjoyable - have holidayed often up here in the dim and distant but have yet to get to the corbetts - really must remedy that - cheers :)
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:34 am

rockhopper wrote:That looked very enjoyable - have holidayed often up here in the dim and distant but have yet to get to the corbetts - really must remedy that - cheers :)


I can highly recommend that rockhopper, it's a must, they are absolutely fabulous! :D :D I'd like to go back tomorrow!
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby basscadet » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:57 am

Aye, was a brilliant day.. really good meet. 8)

We missed the ptarmigan though.. You must of scared them off :?

Braw to have a banter with you again on Saturday :D
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:19 am

basscadet wrote:Aye, was a brilliant day.. really good meet. 8)

We missed the ptarmigan though.. You must of scared them off :?

Braw to have a banter with you again on Saturday :D


Aye it was, I see that you had a wee tumble on the second Corbett as well, how's the knee? I had my hand checked out, but nothing broken, just badly bruised and swollen, these were some gusts of wind though! :crazy: Funny how it was only on that one ridge that it really hit you, and hit you hard in my and your case, so to speak! :lol:
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:53 am

Aaah.. I've been waiting for this, to see how you managed the "triplets of Assynt". They are great fun, aren't they? I had one of the best days on the hills on Quinag. Hard work climbing over all these lumps, bumps and minor tops, but sooo rewarding :D I'm glad you enjoyed it, folks.
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:08 am

BlackPanther wrote:Aaah.. I've been waiting for this, to see how you managed the "triplets of Assynt". They are great fun, aren't they? I had one of the best days on the hills on Quinag. Hard work climbing over all these lumps, bumps and minor tops, but sooo rewarding :D I'm glad you enjoyed it, folks.


I agree, one of my best days on a remarkable hill, with great company and weather to boot, apart from the strong cross wind on the second Corbett, FANTASTIC! :D :D
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:31 am

Great stuff Rod, a superb walk which even the strong winds couldn't spoil although they tried hard to. :D
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby basscadet » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:41 pm

Och the knee is better thanks.. Was a bonny jaundice yellow this morning, but no pain, and I'm up for zumba tonight :D
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby trekker53 » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:27 pm

Good report there Rod,
A great day out even with that fierce cross wind.
We caught up with the second group but you were just a bit to quick. Obviously the earlier start helps.
Nice meeting up with you again.
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:46 pm

trekker53 wrote:Good report there Rod,
A great day out even with that fierce cross wind.
We caught up with the second group but you were just a bit to quick. Obviously the earlier start helps.
Nice meeting up with you again.


Thanks for that Charlie, three brilliant days, it was just great not to get waterlogged hills for a change :lol: The clag lifted each time we summited, nice one, good timing! Your a film star now! :lol:
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby David-Main » Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:54 pm

Nice report Rod
As you and many others say, it was a fantastic weekend in fantastic surroundings
See you again sometime :D
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Re: Quinag, a superb complex mountain, on an unforgettable d

Postby The Rodmiester » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:02 pm

David-Main wrote:Nice report Rod
As you and many others say, it was a fantastic weekend in fantastic surroundings
See you again sometime :D


Thanks David, my photographs don't match up to yours I'm afraid. Next time, hope to get a chat sometime :D
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